Honeysuckle Lodge provides delightful accommodation in a lovely area of south Pembrokeshire, tucked away and surrounded by rolling countryside. Part of a most attractive farmhouse, you will share the driveway leading to your own large enclosed lawned garden, a real suntrap where you can to sit or dine alfresco while you soak up the far reaching views over the fields.
French doors open to compact but welcoming living space with comfortable sofas and fitted kitchen area. Stairs lead up to the spacious bedrooms above. Perfect for walkers, footpaths abound a few hundred yards walk takes you to the entrance of the new Castlemartin Range Trail with off road walking all the way to Freshwater West, with its seafood shack, Café Mor where you can try some of its highly recommended sea food.
The village of Bosherston with its popular village pub and Olde Worlde Tea Rooms are only 1 mile away. A glorious walk around the Lily Ponds especially beautiful in June and July will bring you to Broadhaven South one of the best beaches in the County. The coastline here is particularly spectacular take in the Green Bridge of Wales and the tiny chapel of St Govans that clings to the rocks. Most of the nearby beaches have to be approached on foot so are seldom crowded including Barafundle and Swanlake Bay.
This cottage is Ideally situated for walking, climbing or just bucket and spade holidays.
A recent quote from the visitor’s book says it all - " Great base, cottage really cosy, felt like a second home!"
A perfect holiday base for just a couple or small family to escape to and just relax.
In 2009 Freshwater West, one of the wildest beaches in Pembrokeshire, famed for its surf and long, golden beach and high, sheltered sand dunes became a film set for not just one blockbuster but two!! Namely Robin Hood and the new Harry Potter movie - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Bosherston is located close to Castlemartin military firing range. The range covers an area of 2400 hectares on the South Pembrokeshire coast within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The border of the range is approx 800m away. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a National Trail, crosses Range East (during non-firing periods) and inland along 8 km of roads past Range West. When firing is in progress the road diversion through Bosherston provides a longer walk. Vehicle access is available to Stack Rocks and St Govan's Chapel. Both of these are popular with sightseers, climbers and fishermen. The sea cliffs provide some of the best cliff climbing in the UK. Range West and the inland part of Range East are generally not open to the public. However, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority/Defence Estates organises regular accompanied walks into this area. Many other groups are also catered for through annual safety and conservation briefings. These access opportunities are only available during non-firing periods.
Ground Floor: Open plan living room/kitchen/dining area.
First Floor: Double room, single room, bathroom/overhead shower/whb/wc.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Electricity: & Gas: £15 per week Sept - May, free June - Aug
Facilities: Electric cooker and hood, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV/DVD player, CD player/radio, towels, garden furniture. Washing machine and tumble drier by arrangement. Shed for storage of bikes including washing line etc.
Pets: One dog, no cats.
Tenby's much-loved Arts Festival returns to the seaside town for another year. With a host of music, drama and art, the Arts Festival is sure to have something to interest everyone. There will be a range of performances, talks and workshops for all to see.
West Wales Militaria Collectables Fayre & Swap Shop at Laugharne Memorial Hall. Entry costs Adults £2.00 and Children over 10 years £1.00. Refreshments are available.
This October, the popular ghost story of The Woman In Black comes to the Torch Theatre in a great spine-chilling stage play. Arthur Kipps is invited to tell a ghost story and so recalls his past experiences encountering the "woman in black". According to the legends, she haunts Eel Marsh House and every time she is seen, a child dies. What will be the outcome of the ghost story?The play is recommended for those aged 14 and over. Booking in advance is recommended, tickets start at £8.
The West Wales Wool Show in Narberth is a celebration of all things woolly. From beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors plus wool skill workshops such as felting. The main aim of the show is to support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Wool as a renewable resource is still undervalued and the show aims to bring this wonderful natural resource back into focus. The show is run by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers with support from PLANED. The 2016 show will be kindly sponsored by Emily’s Funky Knits in conjunction with Amroth Bay Holidays and by Esgair Fibres.
Held in St Brides Orchard next to St Brides Bay and the ancient church of St Bridget, St Brides. A fantastic event and opportunity to glimpse inside the courtyard of the original Kensington Castle (dating circa 1500's), to see apple pressing using the orchard's apples and ancient craft skills such as basket/willow weaving and wood carving. Teas, coffees, cakes and jars of homemade jams and chutneys for purchase in our 'Apple Cafe' with all money raised in support of St Brides and Marloes churches. Entry to the Apple Day event is free - a wonderful day out, even if its raining.
Keep your eyes peeled for spooky sightings as you explore the creepy corridors and terrifying towers of Carew castle. Find all the ghosts to receive your prize£1 per sheet plus normal admission.
Come and keep your young ones amused this half term with Halloween fun & adventures. Join the rangers to make masks ready for Halloween on the 26th or make decorations on the 28th. Go potty on the potter's wheel on the 30th or go ghost busting catching ghosts and ghouls on the 31st. For a full list, please visit their website. http://www.annaswelshzoo.co.uk/ Please note: Booking essential for the 31st. £3.00 per child. Normal admission charges will apply.
Something spooky is going on this week at Folly Farm. Bring your little monsters to Folly Farm,It's going to be wicked! They have creepy pet handling, freaky face painting and spooky prize trails and card hunts. So, if you'd like to hold a rat or cuddle a cockroach, they are heading to the dark side for the whole of our local half term holiday - 22-30 October. All the Halloween activities are included in the entrance price. Please note: There's is a charge for freaky face painting, which is £3 per face.
Come and have fun at Picton Castle with special Halloween Freaky Fun Days! Join them for a tour of the Haunted Castle and have lots of ghoulish fun or hunt for monsters in the Gardens or do Halloween craft in the small gallery. Great fun for all the family! Please Note: Normal entry will apply.
Enjoy discovering the beautiful Colby Woodland Gardens, alongside the National Trust. Lookout for woodland wildlife in these family orientated drop in sessions.£3 per person
Have a happy Hallowe'en at Stackpole centre! and join us for scarily good fun; make your own willow lantern and then follow our spooky trail around the woods.Lantern making is indoors, but please wrap up warm for the outdoor spooky trail.
Ghouls just wanna have fun at Carew Castle this half term! Mischief and mayhem abound with fantastic activities and games. Wear a spooky costume for a costume competition taking place at 3pm! Last admission into the Castle and Mill is 3pm, as it closes at 3.30pm. Normal admission plus £2.50 for activities.
Saundersfoot big Bang with lots going on in Saundersfoot over this weekend including a free fireworks display on the harbour on Saturday night.
Tenby Rotary Club will be hosting their annual display at the Rugby grounds in Heywood Lane.
The annual Tenby Rugby Club and Tenby Rotary Club Fireworks Night is being held at Tenby Rugby Ground, Heywood Lane. With Burgers ,Bar, Mini Funfair, Hot Drinks, Two firework displays, Bonfire, Mini rugby tournament. All profits to local charities.
Come and join the annual Firework Display and fun held at at Haverfordwest Rugby Club. Tickets are available on the gates - Adults £3.00 Children £2.00
Tenby Round Table are delighted to announce our 2016 charity beer festival!With Beer,Rugby & Live Music. This will be the fourth year we've held the event and it's shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. They will be showing the Wales Vs Australia match too! All of the proceeds of this event will go to support Bloodwise in their fantastic work in fighting blood cancer.
St Govans Inn are hosting a bonfire night and firework display. Light snacks and full menu will be available from 6pm. But booking a table is essential. If weather is bad please call to check if its going ahead. Tel: 01646 661311.
This is a magical time of year to visit Folly Farm on weekends in November and December you can visit Santa's Grotto and his reindeer. He's will bring gifts for the little ones. Plus there's mulled wine and a mince pie for the adults which always helps spread the Christmas cheer. Please note: There is an additional charge of £8 per child to visit Santa in his grotto and for this they will receive a gift.
The Tenby Blues Festival is back for it's 11th year running! The 2015 Tenby Blues Festival saw over 1500 people gather to the seaside town for this jam-packed blues festival, so it's no doubt this year's is going to be bigger and better than ever before! With performers and musicians playing at a range of establishments throughout the town, there really is plenty to see across the whole weekend!
Scolton Manor opens it's doors this winter to welcome visitors for their annual winter Frost Fayre. With a selection of craft and food stalls, this fayre is a great way to get into the festive spirit! On offer will be a whole selection of delicious treats and gifts, plus there will be the opportunity to sample refreshments.
Come along and soak up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere at the Victorian Christmas Fair at Picton Castle. which is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise. With over 50 stalls packed full of gorgeous gifts which line the corridors and staterooms of its 13th Century Castle and surrounding buildings within its Courtyard, not to mention the Food Hall. Local handmade gifts, from beautifully handmade wooden toys and crafted candles, to tasty cheeses, funky jewellery and ceramics you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your Christmas gift list. Stalls will be both inside and outside in the Courtyard, so whatever the weather, you can browse at your leisure! Admission Prices- Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.00 Children £4.00 Under 5’s : Free. Entry Prices include free glass of ‘something seasonal and spicy’!
Pembroke Castle's annual Christmas market always has an array of market stalls, entertainment and the arrival of Santa .A lovely events to get into the Christmas spirit and purchase some lovely handmade gifts and enjoy some of the best local produce.
Manorbier Castle Christmas Fair is back! 2 days of gorgeous goodies and unique gifts! A really festive event to get you in the mood for Christmas.
Saundersfoot 16th annual Christmas market will be situated in a large marquee on the harbour, where stalls will be laden with Pembrokeshire goods and gifts. Visitors can also explore Saundersfoot’s retailers for artisan jewellery, crafts, home wares and more. With entertainment and live music to keep the whole family entertained, Saundersfoot’s Christmas Market offers a great way to make the most of a winter’s day. Food and drink stands will be celebrating all things Welsh; expect tastings, seasonal food, mulled wine and live cookery demonstrations. Sample the best of Pembrokeshire’s produce from the town’s local suppliers or enjoy a meal in one of Saundersfoot’s varied and popular restaurants, cafés and pubs – many of whom will be running special seasonal specials throughout the weekend. With scenic Saundersfoot Bay views, carols around the Christmas tree and live music, visitors can soak up the merry atmosphere whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of city life.
Father Christmas is coming to Town! Visit Milford Haven on the first Saturday in December for the switch on of the Town's lights and to see Santa! Why not pay a visit to Milford Haven to join the Christmas festivities. Children's rides & activities, face painting and puppet shows will all be available prior to Father Christmas arrival.
Footlights Amateur Dramatics will this year preform John Morley's Peter Pan and will be performed at the Regency Hall Saundersfoot from the 5th - 10th December.
Breakfast with Santa at St Katharine and St Peter's Church Hall, Milford Haven on An opportunity for your children to see Santa in his Grotto and also to enjoy the various stalls, refreshments and activities available. For more information on this event please call: 01646 692 476
This wonderful event has always been popular at Picton Castle and it will really get you into the festive spirit as you make your very own personalised Christmas Wreath with their in-house florist, Elsa Sharp. All you need to bring are gloves. apron and secateurs – all other materials are supplied. Why not take an afternoon for yourself and come and join in! The cost of the afternoon workshop will include a seasonally warming glass of mulled wine or spiced apple juice and a mince pie. Please note. Limited space. You can book your place by calling: 01437 751326.
A real festive treat for all the family, Narberth's Winter Carnival is back for another year! With a Christmas market and live entertainment, this is a great way to get into the festive spirit!
A 10km festive fun run to raise money for broad haven playgroup. All runners get a Christmas pudding on crossing the finish line and a complimentary mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. prize for the "best dressed" runner. Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day. visit www.xmaspuddingrun.co.uk for more information. Online entry will open again from the beginning of October. Plenty of time to get training!!
Milford's Torch Theatre once again brings a classic pantomime to stage - a must-see for anyone staying in Pembrokeshire this Christmas! Take the children, the grandparents, the next-door neighbours - take everyone you know! If there's still tickets available that is! The baby Princess Rose is given a curse from the evil Maleficent stating she will die on her 16th birthday but her Fairy Godmother steps in and Rose instead falls into a deep sleep which can only be broken by a handsome prince - this is sure to be a fantastic production by the Torch Theatre once again! Booking as early as possible is advised, as tickets sell out quickly.
2016 marks the 46th year of the Annual Boxing Day Swim on Tenby's North Beach - a truly great event which really does get the whole community involved! Some embrace the holiday spirit by dressing up in fancy dress, as the event is given a theme each year! The theme for 2016 has yet to be announced , but it's sure to be a great festive event for all! Prizes are given for those in the best fancy dress, and for those with the highest amount of sponsorship raised - no entry fee, just grab a sponsorship form! For more information, see the website: http://www.tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk/
A perfect way to start the year, whether you're taking part or just supporting! This event is all in the aid of charity with sponsorship coming from local businesses – everybody really does get involved! Each year they set a fancy dress theme to add to the excitement.
A perfect way to bring in the new year, Victoria Hall in Roch is hosting their annual New Years celebrations with a bonfire and fireworks. The event starts from 5pm onwards with the lighting of the bonfire, and refreshments are available in the hall throughout the evening. Admission to be paid upon entry.
A firm favourite with our regular visitors, Picton Castle's Easter Egg Trail for children is a self-guided scamper through fabulous woodlands as they burst into bloom. Collect your leaflet at the Ticket Office and follow the trail – you will find clues along the way! When you have finished, pop into the Gift Shop to collect your prize. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy the woodlands as masses of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias come into flower. While the kids rush around in search of clues, the ‘grown-ups' can enjoy the magnificent colours and scents. After the walk, what better reward than a nice warming cup of hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in the Courtyard Restaurant, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy the Spanish dish of the day with a glass of wine or beer! Normal Entry Fees apply with a £1.00 charge for the Easter Egg Trail Telephone: 01437 751326 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join the Easter fun at Scolton Manor with Easter Quizzes and Easter trail around the grounds, Free with entry to the Manor. Work out the clues to win a prize.£1.00 per child
The Pembrokeshire 100 mile race is a challenging ultra-race along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from Milford Haven to Cardigan. More information please visit the website: http://www.runwalkcrawl.co.uk/events/pembrokeshire-100-stage-race.html or call: 02920 23 55 23
The triathlon with a difference is back once again! Spread across the three days, the Wales Swim takes place on the Friday night on Tenby North Beach, the Sportive on the Saturday and the Marathon on the Sunday. Athletes can opt for just one event or all three meaning everyone who wants to can get involved! Children can even get involved on the Friday in the Taff Kids event! It really is a great event with an exciting atmosphere, athletes and supporters are encouraged to get involved for the whole weekend!
Built in timber around 1100 by Gerald of Windsor, this now-ruined stone castle is a very popular historic attraction. The walk around the Castle and Tidal Mill is particularly popular with dog owners. The walk is a great free attraction, however there are admission charges upon entry to the castle. Carew Castle often hosts special events throughout the year, see their website for more information.
Please Note: Well behaved dogs are welcome inside the castle providing they are kept on a short lead.
A military fortress, museum and cafe located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The museum at Chapel Bay Fort is illustrated and explains military technology and weaponry through the ages, with a variety of displays including artillery and associated tools and instruments, WW I, Bomb Disposal and Waterloo amongst others. Volunteers are on hand to answer any question and add to your appreciation of the displays.
Guided tours are conducted by a dedicated team of volunteers and provide access to areas of the fort which are otherwise out of bounds to the public. Tours present further information about Chapel Bay Fort and the defences of Milford Haven and the Royal Dockyard at Pembroke Dock, alongside information about the large exhibits displayed on the terreplein of the fort.
A tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and is included in the entrance fee to the museum.
We have really enjoyed our week; Meals at St Governs Inn, The Boathouse tea room, Bosherston cafe, Carew Inn Lawrenny tea room, Stackpole Inn and Angle Cafe. Walks in and around St Davids, Bosherston Lily Ponds, Mencap gardens, Lawrenny Woods, Angle Bay and also Tenby. Visits to Pembroke Castle, Carew Castle and Mill and Upton Castle Gardens along with a bit of shopping in Pembroke. So much to do and such a lovely stay. Thank you!
We have enjoyed our week- the lodge is nice and cosy like a home from home. The furthest we have travelled is to Tenby. I have always wanted to visit Caldey Island, which we did. The beaches are lovely & we enjoyed the coastal paths. Pembroke is a nice little town. St Governs Inn in Bosherston has lovely home cooked food which we enjoyed. A good week, a few showers, but lots of sunshine. Pembrokeshire is truly beautiful!
We've escaped London & managed to completely switch of this week, lots of swimming, body boarding & a lovely comfy cottage to return to. We recommend walking all the way from the cottage to Broadhaven beach (turn right from gate, walk along lane past old quarry, right at the end onto road through Bosherston, then left through the lily ponds and down to the beach- takes approx one hour). We also enjoyed shopping at the Mencap gardens- delicious fresh vegetables, cheaply priced. We had a good meal at the Stackpole Inn (although quite expensive) and delicious 'Pembrokeshire Promise' ice cream from the Boathouse at Barafundle. Glorious weather every day, only wish we could stay longer. Thank you very much! p.s The home made cakes were lovely and much appreciated.
We had a lovely stay and a sunny week. We visited lots of lovely local places, castles and beaches and took lots of walks too.
We have just finished a glorious dry and warm week at Honeysuckle Lodge. We think this is our 7th year here. As ever we enjoyed a warm welcome from Susie and Rufus the dog. A cliff top walk near Stack Rocks was well worth it, with sightings of oyster catchers, a cormorant, guillemots and various gulls. Needless to say, we have enjoyed Broadhaven beach, where it has been warm enough to brave the water without wetsuits. The cream teas at Ye Olde Worlde cafe are still the best in the area! A disappointment was mackeral fishing from Tenby- annoyingly the took our money, knowing full well they hadn't has a bite in weeks.Be warned! Please also visit the Mencap walled gardens, they sell a great selection of home grown veg that are delicious and good value. It is nice to support the project.
It was lovely to be back and enjoy the comforts of Honeysuckle Lodge- sadly without the ash tree where we always sat to have out evening glass of wine. Aldine came with us this time and also fell in love with Pembrokeshire. Like me, she thought Lawrenny was a special place, quite remote but a must- although the road was a bit hair-raising! Bess loved it all too- we will all come again!
We have very much enjoyed our stay in Honeysuckle Lodge. It is very comfortable and well equipped. The weather has been wonderful, we've had some lovely walks along the coastal path. Barafundle is our favourite beach. We love this this part of Pembrokeshire and hope to return. Thank You!
Another beautiful Pembrokeshire week. After a breezy but lovely start, summer came around in force. The flowers were more stunning than ever, cliffs blue with Squill and sea birds gradually returned as the week went on. We so look forward to coming back! Thank you for yet another perfect week.
Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Honeysuckle Lodge. Fabulous location for the best beaches in Pembrokeshire! Thanks for the warm welcome!! The weather has been very kind, had a great wildlife encounter with a very friendly heron at Bosherston Lily Ponds. Was inspected several times by the black & white cat who is very friendly. This return to the area has enjoyed memories of childhood holidays in the past.
We have really enjoyed our stay in this cosy little cottage. We have found the welcome to be warm and the cottage comfortable and in a great location- near our favourite beaches. We have been so lucky with a week of perfect weather and can only hope for such luck when we return to your lovely cottage in the summer!!
Relatively uncharted territory for us- this part of Pembrokeshire has been a delight. The cottage has provided a wonderfully tranquil base (other than the occasional bang from the firing range). We were welcomed by lovely home made cakes which were much appreciated. Thank you Mrs Bulkeley for providing this comfortable & homely retreat in such a perfect location. You were also very helpful when we requested the odd piece of info. Molly,our dog, has felt truly at home!
Lovely cottage in a lovely spot. We all enjoyed it, even with the changeable weather!We would like to return sometime. Thank you.
If you are looking for a haven of peace and tranquility as a base for your holiday, well look no further, Honeysuckle Lodge is perfect.
The cosiest cottage we have ever stayed in, with the best welcome and facilities. Zoe (aged 6) loved her bedroom, the garden and the cats!
A warm welcome to a cottage which is cosy, clean and superbly equipped - the scent of honeysuckle making it even more inviting.
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